mjhall89 (36) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good eat coast ipa with a lot of alcohol. It has a very fresh taste. Looks and smells nice too.
dojken (334) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ljus med mycket bra doft. Tyvärr så slår alkoholsmaken igenom så att detcsänker betyget en hel del. Smaken är söt med kolatoner med bra beska.
Patrik (387) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jävligt ljus öl.. Fin doft dock alkoholainslag. Lite söt slår igenom. Besk. Träig.frösch. Saknar fyllighet.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head. The head settles to a very thin coating with a creamy ring.
Aroma: Big overripe mango, sweet orange and hints of pine. The aroma is very clean with good strength.
Taste: Big fruitiness from the hops, mango, pineapple and oranges come to mind with a hint of grapefruit. Lots of flavor! The bitterness is mild and the malt base is rather simple but matches the bitterness. Grapefruit and floral notes linger for a moment.
Palate: Full-bodied, mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very very nice imperial IPA. A great amount of flavor and balance along with a hop profile I can agree with. The price would be a bit pricey looking at a 4 pack, but it’s a good value considering the size. I would take this over any Maine Beer Co. IPA for instance. Well done.
mike67 (908) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy, piney, spicey hops, ripe fruit and bready malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy, piney, herbal hops dominate the palate while bready malt and tropical fruit provide some balance. Finish is long and very dry. Outstanding brew.
ClarkVV (4160) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 12/31/13, drunk 2/19/14, from Half Time
Leaving the near inch of sediment at the bottom, the beer pours a beautifully bright amber-tinged golden with a small white head and plentiful (bottle-conditioned?) carbonation rising to produce moderate retention.
Huge juicy fruit nose has moderately sweet pale malts backing it, with more red grapefruit and oranges emerging with warming. Seems like a good dose of simcoe, cascade, maybe citra. Lots of the citrusy/tropical variety, though tending more citrusy. Lighter on the pine and thankfully no alcohol fumes (though it’s still fairly well-chilled at this point).
More citrus and tropical fruits in the flavor are very well-integrated with the nicely rich, balancing pale malts, leading to candied orange, apricot jam and light cherry and ruby red grapefruit. Wonderfully deep hop profile. The carbonation is light, but rather tight and creamy, giving the beer a very comforting texture and lending drinkability. Some hop acids build up on the finish, drying the palate and leaving some light astringency. The flavor dosent linger all that long, due in part to some wateriness and also the acidity.
That initial juicy, tropical fruit flavor mixed with the sweet malts is enough to make me keep drinking, but it does begin to fatigue the palate, and all that with this being well-chilled to start. Still, it’s delightfully clean thanks to all that yeast on the bottom and I’m not going to complain too much, as I have an admittedly low tolerance for hop acidity.
trapped (1304) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with large spongy beige head, floral/piney aroma, high carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, long finish with the alcohol kicking in at the end. Great IPA except for the somewhat strong taste of alcohol that remains on your palate.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Poured into a snifter, because I can. Pours a hazy dark orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Same as aroma with citrus and pine but some sweet caramel also. Full bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a super long, slightly warming finish. Pretty awesome. Would love to drink this again
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Bottle. Thx Joris for sharing. 3 year old sample.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, some citrus, some wood.
TASTE: hoppy, citrus, little oxidated, smooth, alcohol.
Still very good!
Re-rate with a fresh (2 month old) sample
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: very hoppy, florar, sweet.
TASTE: florar, hoppy, nice!
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into pint glass from bottle: pours golden with a one finger white head. Arima of citrus, pine, earthy, grapes. Taste us pine followed by tropical fruit and bitter hoppyness. Medium body, a bit astringent, pretty tasty!